Friday, January 27, 2012

MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1208 - New Japanese Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The February 9, 2012 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:

» Brief 2-page report from the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show.
» Famitsu's 'Face' feature interviews Kokia who sung
"New Day, New Life" for PSV Tales of Innocence R.
» Reviews for PSP Photo Kano (9/9/9/8), PSV Ragnarok Odyssey (9/8/8/7), 3DS Fishing 3D (6/6/6/6), PS3/X360 Dragon Age II (8/9/9/8), PS3/X360 NeverDead (8/8/8/8) PS3/X360 Soul Calibur V (9/9/10/9).
» Previews for 3DS Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D, PS3/X360 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PSV Ciel no Surge, and PSV Samurai & Dragons.
» Continuing coverage on PS3/X360 Final Fantasy XIII-2
» Coverage on Sega's StarHorse3: A New Legend Begins horse racing and betting game system which features a massive DLP screen to view the video horse racing action and individual betting stations fitted with 32" monitors and control panels.
» Chocolates and candies from Morozoff, Godiva, Mary's, Cozy Corner, Royce, and more. 

MAG Shooting Gameside Vol. 0 - New Japanese Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» After printing three volumes of Shooting Gameside, the publisher goes back and prints Vol. 0 because they forgot to do it. Or something like that. Volume 0 is actually a compilation of shooter articles and vignettes from the original 'Gameside' magazine (defunct as of July 2010) which are reprinted along with some new content. The magazine was released in late 2011 but our vendors finally filled our request this week. The contents of Vol. 0 are as follows:

» Aesthetics of Shooting Game feature which looks back at the graphical stylings of classic shooters including Galaga, Xevious, Gradius, Space Invaders, and more.
» Namco Arcade Feature STG which checks out the publisher's shmup gameography: Galaxian, Galaga, Gaplus, Galaga '88, Bosconian, StarBlade, Xevious, Solvalou, Grobda, Baraduke, Baraduke II, Skykid, Ordyne, Dragon Spirit, Dragon Saber, Phelios, Assault, Burning Force, Cosmo Gang: The Video, and Cyber Sled.
» A retrospective on the Gradius series of games and the different conversions on various consoles through the decades.
» Darius retrospective which remembers the original game, Darius II, Sagaia, Darius Force, Darius Gaiden, G-Darius, Darius Burst, Darius Burst: Another Chronicle, and Darius R. 

   The magazine spans 161 pages and most of the content is in color but there's some black & white pages to peruse.